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Introduction to Clojure

What is Clojure?
Clojure is a Lisp-based functional programming language that runs on the JVM.

What does it buy me?
- Java library ecosystem.
- Concurrency constructs such as STM.
- Lisp Macros and REPL.
- Development by hot-swapping code into running app.

Who's using Clojure?
Startups using Clojure include:
- Prismatic
- Yummly
- FlightCaster
- Climate Corp

What am I going to learn in this talk that will make difference in my day job?
You will learn:
- How STM helps in writing thread-safe concurrent code.
- How to create Clojure apps, including a Twitter bot.
- What developing on the REPL feels like.

Who is the speaker?

Asim Jalis is a developer and software instructor at He has worked at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec, and Salesforce. He used Clojure at Salesforce and has delivered Clojure apps for clients. He teaches "Clojure for Developers" class. Asim has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia and lives in San Ramon, CA with his wife and four kids. In his spare time he likes to use Clojure to fly the AR.Drone Quadcopter with his kids.

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    Can't make it tomorrow. Have a great meet up.

    May 21, 2013

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